The Grand Canyon And The Southwest: Southwest The

by Ansel Adams
Other Andrea G. Stillman
Photographed by William A Turnage

Bulfinch | May 3, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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Next to Yosemite and the High Sierra, the Southwest was closest to Ansel Adams'' heart. It was there, in the early 1930s, that he met photographer Paul Strand and decided to make photography his life''s work. In his words, "wherever one goes in the Southwest one encounters magic, strength, and beauty."

In The Grand Canyon and the Southwest, Adam''s little known images of the Grand Canyon make up roughly one quarter of the photographs selected and edited by his longtime editor, Andrea Stillman. The varied images portray the balance of desolation and stark beauty in the Southwestern landscape, from Texas to California.

The pictures are complemented by an introduction by Andrea Stillman and a selection of Adams'' vivid letters about the region. In a letter to Alfred Stieglitz he writes, "It is all very beautiful and magical here - a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake it into you. The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite . . ."

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 9 × 8.5 × 0.38 in

Published: May 3, 2000

Publisher: Bulfinch

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0821226509

ISBN - 13: 9780821226506

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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The Grand Canyon And The Southwest: Southwest The

by Ansel Adams
Other Andrea G. Stillman
Photographed by William A Turnage

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 9 × 8.5 × 0.38 in

Published: May 3, 2000

Publisher: Bulfinch

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0821226509

ISBN - 13: 9780821226506

From the Publisher

Next to Yosemite and the High Sierra, the Southwest was closest to Ansel Adams'' heart. It was there, in the early 1930s, that he met photographer Paul Strand and decided to make photography his life''s work. In his words, "wherever one goes in the Southwest one encounters magic, strength, and beauty."

In The Grand Canyon and the Southwest, Adam''s little known images of the Grand Canyon make up roughly one quarter of the photographs selected and edited by his longtime editor, Andrea Stillman. The varied images portray the balance of desolation and stark beauty in the Southwestern landscape, from Texas to California.

The pictures are complemented by an introduction by Andrea Stillman and a selection of Adams'' vivid letters about the region. In a letter to Alfred Stieglitz he writes, "It is all very beautiful and magical here - a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake it into you. The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite . . ."

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In this original paperback, the black-and-white images of master photographer Ansel Adams eloquently portray the dramatic beauty of the Grand Canyon and the American Southwest.

Save only for his Yosemite "home place", the magnificent landscape of the Southwest was the favored subject of Ansel Adams, and he visited the region frequently throughout his life. It was there, in the early 1930s, that he decided to make photography his life''s work. Included are a selection of Adams'' iconic images of the Southwest as well as some less well known works, ranging from the Rio Grande in Texas to Death Valley in California. His photographs of the Grand Canyon, one of America''s most popular (and most visited) national parks, are a particular focus of the book. The pictures are complemented by an introduction by Andrea Stillman and a selection of Adams'' vivid letters about the region. In a letter to Alfred Stieglitz he writes, "It is all very beautiful and magical here -- a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake it into you. The skies and land are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite...".

The third in a successful series of original paperbacks (more than 140,000 copies sold to date), The Grand Canyon and the Southwest will be an ideal memento or gift for the millions of people who visit the American Southwest each year.

In a career that spanned five decades, Ansel Adams was both America''s foremost landscape photographer and one of its most respected environmental leaders. Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Ansel Adams in the 1970s, has edited many of the Adams books published since his death, including the recent Ansel AdamsCalifornia.

About the Author

In a career that spanned over five decades, Ansel Adams was at once America''s foremost landscape photographer and one of its most respected environmental leaders.

Andrea G. Stillman, who worked with Ansel Adams in the 1970s, edited many of the Adams books published since his death, most recently Ansel Adams California.

From Our Editors

 

The American Southwest is one of the most beautiful regions in all of North America. Renowned photographer Ansel Adams visited the area in the `30s and immediately started taking lavish pictures of what he beheld. The Grand Canyon and the Southwest is the end result of his venture. Along with writer Andrea G. Stillman this book provides a fantastic pictorial of the beauty the region has to offer. Many of Adams' better-known stills are included but many more discrete and personal works are showcased as well. Coupled with Stillman's notes and introduction, this volume is the definitive work on this gorgeous region of America.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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